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Spotlight on a New Mass Setting for Sacred Heart Parish

One of the most exciting opportunities arising from the publication of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal is that of developing a new repertoire of Mass settings.

We have learned the following thus far:

    Heritage Mass by Owen Alstott

    Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd

    Mass of a Joyful Heart by Steve Angrisano

    Community Mass by Richard Proulx

    Missa pro editione Tertia by Christopher Mueller

    Roman Missal Mass

    Jubilate Deo Mass

    Mass of Communion by Matt Maher

    German Mass by Franz Schubert (Richard Proulx)

    Missa Simplex by Michael O’Connor and Richard Proulx

    Mass of Saint Ann by Ed Bolduc

    The Psallite Mass: At the Table of the Lord

        by The Collegeville Composers Group


This Lent, we are going to sing Mass of the Angels by Richard J. Clark.

I like this setting because it sounds overwhelmingly Catholic. Drawing from the original Latin Mass “Missa de Angelis,” this English setting contains lush harmonies for the choir, and a melody that sings itself, it is so easy. To this day, “Missa de Angelis” remains the most well known Mass setting worldwide. Many of the papal liturgies in Rome and elsewhere utilize parts of the “Missa de Angelis.” It is a setting that transcends cuture and time, allowing all Catholics to sing their faith as one. I pray that “Mass of the Angels” will plant a seed in our parish youth that flowers into a deep love of their Catholic faith, and of the beauty that God lavishes upon us.

youtube video Kyrie

youtube video Lenten Gospel Acclamation

youtube video Sanctus

youtube vide Agnus Dei


Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart Church

The greatest blessing of working for the parish I grew up in is the constant comforting experience of déjá vu. Every Mass is infused with the memories of all the choir members, the organists, the priests, and the congregations of the preceding decades joining together in endless waves of prayer.

Sacred Heart Choir SINGS to the Baby Jesus

I love this Choir!!

Sacred Heart Choir SINGS for Midnight Mass


Christmas Lessons and Carols



The Angels are Singing a New Lullaby by David Angerman


Sacred Heart Choir SINGS for Advent IV

Very well played by a young organist. The video displays his excellent technique: curved fingers, relaxed wrists, legato fingering.


Kirk and Danae will share this moving love song to Jesus:


A fun arrangement:

Sacred Heart Choir SINGS for Advent III

We kick off Gaudete Sunday with the joy of knowing Christ as our Savior and King!

This small choir knocks it out of the park every time.


Fantastic arrangement and acoustics!!

Sacred Heart Choir SINGS for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Together, we celebrate God’s choice of the Virgin Mary to become the Mother of God. He prepared her for this role through her Immaculate Conception in the womb of Saint Anne. Born without the stain of original sin, Mary became the new Tabernacle.


WOW! Listen to these youth sing to Mary! Check out this fantastic choir at their website!






And last, but not least, Whoopi Goldberg loves Mary too.

Sacred Heart Choir SINGS for Advent II

Pentatonix! They have great arrangements.


Kyrie from the Missa pro Editione Tertia by Christopher Mueller


Look at that Bass! It is fun to see how a great song can have different interpretations.


Holy, Holy, Holy from the Missa pro Editione Tertia by Christopher Mueller


Agnus Dei from the Missa pro Editione Tertia by Christopher Mueller




Viva Cristo Rey!

Sacred Heart Choir and Sacred Heart Youth Choir pulled out all the stops for Christ the King Sunday. Many thanks to A Touch of Brass for raising the roof with glorious music.


Brass Prelude


Crown Him with Many Crowns


Responsorial Psalm – Roxanne


Eternal Light from Light


A Community Mass – Richard Proulx




When we eat this Bread




Communio – Roxanne and Karl


At the Name of Jesus – Kirk and Shirley


I Will Serve You


Love Divine, All Loves Excelling


A Touch of Brass Postludes


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